FIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK DEVELOPERS

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As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly aware of the opportunities and benefits of information technology, more and more service providers are being faced with the difficult task of commissioning development work and making sense of different approaches and estimates. REACH HPI's James White was recently asked to contribute an editorial piece to a forthcoming special addition of the Australasian Medical Journal, focussing on innovation and new technology. This paper provides practical advice for health service providers commissioning mobile software, with particular emphasis on the essential characteristics of mobile applications and different approaches to development.

Paper details:

Going native (or not): Five questions to ask mobile application developers
J. White
Australasian Medical Journal, Jan 2013, 6, 1, 7-14
Available online here

Abstract:
As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly aware of the opportunities and benefits of information technology, more and more service providers are being faced with the difficult task of commissioning development work and making sense of different approaches and estimates. This editorial piece presents practical advice, focusing on the core characteristics of mobile software and different approaches to development.

Keywords:
Application development, information communication technology, software, health innovation, service contracting

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